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Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:50 pm

It seems to me like this would be a good time to share pictures of fish. Not just salmon, but any fish that strikes you as interesting or that you feel proud of. We catch so many interesting things out there and I think that it is often under appreciated just how wonderful our local biodiversity is.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:54 pm

This was nice skate, a fish that I think is sadly unappreciated as food here on the Pacific side. Try one next time you catch one, you might be surprised.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:58 pm

A 20+ pound coho.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:03 pm

An 8 foot long octopus. It is always fun to try to get one of these creatures aboard. When you are shrimping ones this size can't fit inside of the pots, so they lay on the top and reach inside. Sometimes they are still on there when the pot reaches the surface, and you have seconds to decide if you want to reach for the gaff or let it go. Usually we let them go, but sometimes we have use for them.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:08 pm

A person always tries to avoid catching coral, both for the practical reason that it wrecks your gear and the consideration that coldwater coral reefs are fragile environments. But they are pretty to look at.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:12 pm

A 280 pound halibut. I've actually caught a couple 300+, but don't have any pictures. Honest!
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:13 pm

A blue shark. They usually move in here in September, following the salmon in. They make for fun sportfishing, I can tell you.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:27 pm

A squat lobster. Good eating, but a lot of work for a little meat.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:30 pm

A box of XL prawns
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:33 pm

A dolly varden charr I caught trolling in front of Wrangell this spring. A big ocean dolly is much better eating then a fresh water dolly.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:35 pm

A kelp crab, being crabby with the camera.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:38 pm

A rock crab. You sometimes have to wait a long time for them to give up imitating a rock and move. This one is just beginning to unfurl.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:40 pm

From top to bottom; sidestripe, northern pink, coonstripe, and spot prawns.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:12 pm

A day sport fishing for bottomfish
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:15 pm

A basket starfish. Now that's a really weird animal.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:17 pm

A kelp greenling.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Abundance » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:18 pm

Two different kinds of sculpin.
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Re: Fish Pictures

Postby Salty » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:00 pm

Cool, Motivates me to post some of mine on here.
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